Symposium | The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art 

Items from Sidney Nolan Wahroonga studio Artists' Materials Archive, Conservation Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of Jinx Nolan 2006 Photograph: © AGNSW

The 2012 AICCM Paintings Group + 20th Century in Paint Symposium will explore questions around artists’ intentions towards the materials they use, including the social significance of material choices. Speakers represent major collecting and research institutions and private conservators from Australia, Holland, New Zealand, the Philippines, the UK and the USA.

The symposium immediately follows the weekend of opening events for ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (8–9 December) at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Symposium Themes

  • artists’ intent toward their materials
  • the impact of culture and geography on artists’ material choices
  • the conservation implications of material choices
  • tools for understanding materials

Date: 10-11 December, 2012

Venue: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Early-bird registration (before 2 November 2012): AICCM Members $250 AUD Non-AICCM Member: $280 AUD Student/Concession: $180 AUD

Late registration (after 2 November 2012): AICCM Member: $300 AUD Non-AICCM Member: $330 AUD

For more information and to register please go to the symposium website: http://www.20thcpaint.org/event-2012AICCM.jsp